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VAR Petition

For the love of VAR

https://www.change.org/p/the-premier-league-remove-the-use-of-the-video-assistant-referee-var-from-premier-league-football?recruiter=false&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_term=psf_combo_share_initial&recruited_by_id=0c2575b0-5170-11ea-9ceb-33a070733ed8&utm_content=fht-19272164-en-gb%3Av13

posted on 18/2/20

comment by CutMeAndIBleedRed (U7593)
posted 8 hours, 24 minutes ago
comment by bostonwolf (U17353)
posted 6 hours, 28 minutes ago
Var should only be used by the referee asking for it. Even then it must be his decision that is the final one.
The idea that someone sitting in front of a monitor miles away can stop the game and make the final decision is ridiculous.
One look at the monitor and the decision should be made, not replaying it time after time.
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Bad idea - it’s annoying enough at the moment with players surrounding the ref when VAR is already looking at a situation - if it’s the refs decision it would be a nightmare!!
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That happened before VAR so its no different.

posted on 18/2/20

Two more wonderful decisions last night, both in favour of Man U.

posted on 18/2/20

comment by Spangles (U17289)
posted 20 hours, 59 minutes ago
Its getting more decisions right. The Premier League claim that its getting 91% right compared to 82% last season.

The price being paid is to go some way to ruining the spectacle for people that go to watch matches live, and I think that's more important than a few % points
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I'd also argue that the claim that they're getting more decision right Is based on the flawed interpretation of the offside rule.

To them, a nostril hair is enough to warrant being offside.

To the sensible football fan, it's utterly appalling.

I know it might be difficult for some but cast your minds back to pre VAR and when we'd get the replay of an attacker and a defender 'in line' - nobody was interested in fingernails, toes and fringes being offside. That's a total nonsense.

If they're determined to use VAR technology then a better execution of the rule would be to say that an attacker is offside when his entire body is ahead of the last defender.

By and large, that was how we used to determine the rule. If a player had a portion of his body ahead, we'd typically allow them the advantage.

Literally nobody had a problem with that method and more importantly, it didn't spoil the spectacle.

posted on 18/2/20

What the technology cannot guarantee is that the photo used is at the exact moment the ball was played. So to consider someone as offside by one inch is ridiculous. There must be a margin for error.

posted on 18/2/20

comment by bostonwolf (U17353)
posted 2 hours, 40 minutes ago
comment by CutMeAndIBleedRed (U7593)
posted 8 hours, 24 minutes ago
comment by bostonwolf (U17353)
posted 6 hours, 28 minutes ago
Var should only be used by the referee asking for it. Even then it must be his decision that is the final one.
The idea that someone sitting in front of a monitor miles away can stop the game and make the final decision is ridiculous.
One look at the monitor and the decision should be made, not replaying it time after time.
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Bad idea - it’s annoying enough at the moment with players surrounding the ref when VAR is already looking at a situation - if it’s the refs decision it would be a nightmare!!
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That happened before VAR so its no different.
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I agree to a point but I think it will make it 10 times worse as there is more potential for the ref to do something

posted on 18/2/20

comment by CutMeAndIBleedRed (U7593)
posted 3 hours, 16 minutes ago
comment by bostonwolf (U17353)
posted 2 hours, 40 minutes ago
comment by CutMeAndIBleedRed (U7593)
posted 8 hours, 24 minutes ago
comment by bostonwolf (U17353)
posted 6 hours, 28 minutes ago
Var should only be used by the referee asking for it. Even then it must be his decision that is the final one.
The idea that someone sitting in front of a monitor miles away can stop the game and make the final decision is ridiculous.
One look at the monitor and the decision should be made, not replaying it time after time.
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Bad idea - it’s annoying enough at the moment with players surrounding the ref when VAR is already looking at a situation - if it’s the refs decision it would be a nightmare!!
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That happened before VAR so its no different.
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I agree to a point but I think it will make it 10 times worse as there is more potential for the ref to do something
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Maybe, who knows.

posted on 18/2/20

Video ASSISTANT Referee

The clue is in the word assistant.

Dictionary definition:
noun. a person who assists or gives aid and support; helper. a person who is subordinate to another in rank, function, etc.; one holding a secondary rank in an office or post:

So in a nutshell VAR is in place to assist the referee and no more.
The faceless twonk in London staring at the monitor is not there to overule, override or undermine the Referee who is the man appointed to apply the rules of the game to the best of his ability.
The Referee should have the final say on all on-field decisions, that's what he is paid for. If, and only if requested by the referee due to being unsure of an important decision, then the assistant referee should advise. Analysing every goal electronically is unnecessary, unhelpful and not within the spirit of the game.

posted on 18/2/20

comment by GeminMallorca FOVAR (U18318)
posted 1 hour, 2 minutes ago
Video ASSISTANT Referee

The clue is in the word assistant.

Dictionary definition:
noun. a person who assists or gives aid and support; helper. a person who is subordinate to another in rank, function, etc.; one holding a secondary rank in an office or post:

So in a nutshell VAR is in place to assist the referee and no more.
The faceless twonk in London staring at the monitor is not there to overule, override or undermine the Referee who is the man appointed to apply the rules of the game to the best of his ability.
The Referee should have the final say on all on-field decisions, that's what he is paid for. If, and only if requested by the referee due to being unsure of an important decision, then the assistant referee should advise. Analysing every goal electronically is unnecessary, unhelpful and not within the spirit of the game.
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Perfectly stated Gem. I still feel it should be abandoned.

posted on 18/2/20

Vark it off....

posted on 19/2/20

At a FIFA meeting on February 29th in Dublin a vote will be taken on whether to change the offside rule next season to help reduce the controversy that has arisen since the introduction of VAR. If the vote is carried then the rule will be revised to say that if any part of the attacker's body that can score a goal (ie not his hand) is in line with the last defender, then he will be deemed onside.

The 8 members of the FIFA board will vote and it will require 6 to be in favour for the rule to change.

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